See also: bacteria, bactéria, and bacterià

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From Ancient Greek βακτήριον (baktḗrion, small staff).

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  1. (in the three-domain system) A taxonomic domain comprising the single kingdom also called Bacteria, containing about 25 phyla.
  2. (in the two-empire or two-superkingdom systems) A taxonomic kingdom within the superkingdom Prokaryota – single-cell organisms (the bacteria); once divided into the Archaebacteria and Eubacteria.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ruggiero MA, Gordon DP, Orrell TM, Bailly N, Bourgoin T, Brusca RC, et al. (2015) A Higher Level Classification of All Living Organisms. PLoS ONE 10(4): e0119248. PMID 25923521, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0119248